Bombing at Juarez Funeral Kills Widow, Hurts Children

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 7:41pm

JUAREZ - An attack at a funeral home in the Cd. Juarez Monday killed the deceased man's wife and injured eight others.

According to local media, a molotov cocktail was launched into the interior of the funeral home at about 10:30 a.m. local time killing the deceased's young widow.

Among the eight injured were five minors who were treated for first and second degree burns.

A local newspaper said it appeared the young woman who was killed was deliberately targeted.

Authorities are investigating to see if the attack is related to the city's warring drug cartels.

Drug violence in Cd. Juarez has killed more than 6,700 people, including hundreds of women, since the launch of Mexico's military-led crackdown on drug trafficking.


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